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  • Biofuels In Aviation

    An initiative, which began in 2010, was officially extended this week to develop bio-fuels for use in commercial airplanes. The goal of this initiative is to bring “drop-in aviation bio-fuels to 1 billion gallons per year by 2018," according to The...

    News • April 16th, 2013

  • United Airlines Enacts Efficiency Measures

    United Airlines plans to reduce fuel use, cut CO2 emissions and save approximately $275 million dollars in the process. To read more, click HERE.

    News • April 16th, 2013

  • UK Market Bans Pesticides That Harms Bees

    Waitrose, a UK supermarket chain, has made the decision not to sell fruit, vegetables and flowers sprayed with three specific pesticides linked with a decline in honeybees. To read more, click HERE.

    News • April 16th, 2013

  • Walmart’s Influence On Grain Sustainability

    Walmart may have growing influence when it comes to grain production and sustainability. An article in Green Biz notes products hitting Walmarts’ shelves are now having to answer questions such as “what programs are in place to minimize soil...

    News • April 16th, 2013

  • Russia Can’t Use Mexican Processing Plants Due To Ractopamine

    Although Russia purchased 25 beef processing plants in Mexico it will only use 5 due to the countries ban on ractopamine. These 5 plants are currently account for more than 80% of Mexico's beef exports to Russia. To read more, click HERE.   

    News • April 15th, 2013

  • Iowa Judge Blocks Pink Slime Study

    Iowa State University conducted a study concerning the so-called pink slime used in beef products. An Iowa City judge has decided to block that study from being released to the public due to the ”irreparable harm” it would cause to food-processing...

    News • April 12th, 2013

  • 50,000 Tons Of Dutch Beef Recalled

    The Dutch authorities have recalled 50,000 tons of beef because it may contain the presence of horse meat. To read more, click HERE. 

    News • April 12th, 2013

  • Chinese Dairy Producers Strike Food Safety Agreement

    New Zealand farmers and the Mengniu Dairy Company will sell agricultural knowledge to China and work specifically on developing food safety models. To read more, click HERE.  

    News • April 12th, 2013

  • Yum! Sales Take A Hit

    Sales of Yum! Brands Inc. fell 13% in China over concerns of the quality of their chicken. China is currently trying to recover from multiple safety violations that would send any public relations employee into an extended leave of absence. Safety...

    News • April 11th, 2013

  • Testing Food Temperature With The Temp-Taker

    The Temp-Taker 3, created by Innovate Technologies by Design, aids in reading more accurate food temperatures through the purported elimination of human error. There is a “checklist feature [which] allows users to enter their own custom operations...

    News • April 10th, 2013

  • Staggering Waste

    Half of the food produced in the world, 2 bn tons as calculated by the UK’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers, will end up as trash. This is due in part by “strict sell by dates, buy-one-get-one free and Western consumer demand for cosmetically...

    News • April 9th, 2013

  • U.S. Behind In Sustainability Reporting

    An article in Environmental Leader  states that the U.S. is less likely than their global partners to gather third-party assurance when it comes to sustainability reports. To read more, click HERE.

    News • April 9th, 2013

  • Rebranding Food Can Aid Sustainable Choices

    An article in Food Navigator  asserts that food habits are cultural choices. Re-branding food with less appetizing appeal could help maintain sustainable food sources. To read more, click HERE.

    News • April 9th, 2013

  • Yum! Brands Works Toward Sustainable Packaging Goal

    Yum! Brands have decided to purchase paper products sourced from responsibly managed forests. An independent third party will also certify that the wood fiber is from sustainable sources. These and other efforts will bring Yum! Brands closer to their...

    News • April 9th, 2013

  • Is The Food Industry In Bed With The FDA?

    Over the last 20 years the relationship between the food industry and the FDA has changed. Americans assume that the FDA is working as an independent auditor to ensure food safety. But an article in Bloomberg examines the danger that has resulted from...

    News • April 8th, 2013

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